The Bucks won the first half of this basketball betting series on Saturday by a score of 95-84 in Milwaukee.
NBA betting has the Heat favored in this return matchup. Hakim Warrick had a game-high 22 points and Andrew Bogut finished with 17 points and 15 rebounds in the Saturday win. Brandon Jennings also scored 17 points for the Bucks, who have won two in a row. “I thought the first half in general we played really well, and then were able to close out the game," Bucks head coach Scott Skiles said. "We had some sketchy moments a little bit in the second half, but that's a good club. That's a prideful team. They're not going to let us just come out and pound them, they're going to fight back."
Dwyane Wade had 21 points and seven assists for the Heat. It was third loss in its last four games. "They jumped us with a different level of pace, energy, speed," Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said. "We expected that. That's the way they play. Took us a long time to get into the game."
NBA betting success for Milwaukee seems to revolve around Andrew Bogut. The Bucks are 12-4 this season he scores 17 points or more. Milwaukee is really doing well against the NBA betting odds of late. They are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall. They are also solid on the road as they are 4-1 vs. the basketball betting odds in their last 5 road games. The problem for Milwaukee is that they are just 2-6 vs. the NBA betting odds in the last 8 meetings in Miami. They have lost their last two games in Miami by an average of 16 points per game.
Miami is 7-3 in NBA betting in their last 10 vs. the Central. They are just 1-4 vs. the basketball betting line in their last 5 Monday games.
Five of the last seven Milwaukee games against the Central Division have gone over. The last five Miami games against the Central have gone under the NBA betting total. Four of Miami’s last four overall have gone under in basketball betting. In this series at Miami, four of the last five have gone under.